IMFSurvey Magazine: Countries & Regions
July 12, 2016
While the U.S. economy is doing well, continued solid growth hinges on addressing long-term issues of falling labor force participation, weak productivity, rising income polarization, and high poverty rates, the IMF said in its annual review on the state of the U.S. economy.
July 08, 2016
Recovery in the euro area has strengthened, but the medium-term outlook remains weak and is endangered by lack of collective action, says the IMF in its latest review of the currency union.
June 27, 2016
Portugal has bounced back from the global economic crisis, but to keep up momentum it will need to carry out additional reforms aimed at boosting growth, generating jobs, and improving competitiveness, according to a new IMF publication on the country’s economy.
June 17, 2016
The economy of the United Kingdom has performed well in recent years, but it faces important challenges and risks, according to the IMF’s just-published annual health check of the U.K. economy and its periodic report on the financial sector.
June 13, 2016
Canada is adjusting well to the sharp decline in oil prices, the first test of its economic and financial resilience since the 2008 global financial crisis, said the IMF in its regular assessment of the country’s economy.
June 02, 2016
The IMF has approved a four-year, $2.9 billion loan for Tunisia. In an interview, Amine Mati, Mission Chief for Tunisia, discusses how the IMF will support the authorities’ economic agenda aimed at promoting more inclusive growth and job creation.
May 26, 2016
This is a critical moment for sub-Saharan Africa. The region faces slowing growth, but with the right policies many countries are well positioned to ride out the storm, according to the latest issue of the IMF’s quarterly magazine, Finance & Development (F&D).
May 18, 2016
After rapid economic growth for nearly three decades, China today faces the challenge of economic rebalancing against the backdrop of slow and uncertain global growth, panelists said at a recent conference.
May 06, 2016
Most of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European economies (CESEE) continue to record robust growth, while Russia and other countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) remain in recession, says the IMF in its latest Regional Economic Issues report.
May 03, 2016
After a prolonged period of strong economic growth, sub-Saharan Africa is set to experience a second difficult year as the region is hit by multiple shocks, the IMF said in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa.
June 29, 2016
The financial system of Germany, home to systemically important financial institutions, has been bolstered by EU-wide and global reforms in the financial sector. At the same time, low interest rates and the ongoing transition to new supervisory and resolution mechanisms may pose risks, according to the IMF.
June 01, 2016
Paraguay’s economy is expected to remain resilient this year and next, but it will be tested as commodity prices stay weak and Brazil’s economy remains in recession, the IMF said in its latest annual assessment of the economy.